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Troops repel attack on military base in Borno — after three hours face-off

Troops repel attack on military base in Borno — after three hours face-off
February 20
13:53 2021

Troops of the Nigerian army in Dikwa, Borno state, have repelled an attack on their base.

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Suspected Boko Haram insurgents had, on Friday, launched an attack on the military super camp, few kilometres from Dikwa town.

Military sources told TheCable that the insurgents came with heavy machine guns and trucks.

“They want to get access to the town, so they launched the first attack at the military camp,” a source said.

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“Troops immediately responded and engaged with the enemies for about three hours before the enemies withdraw.

“As at now, we can’t say if there’s any casualties. Some of the soldiers went after the enemies down to the bush.”

Another source said the insurgents had planned to steal weapons and machines at the military camp.

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As at Saturday morning, TheCable gathered that there’s has been a reinforcement at the military camp.

Mohammed Yerima, army spokesperson, did not immediately respond to a message seeking development on the incident.

In the past weeks, troops have continued to intensify efforts in the fight against the insurgents.

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